Should Hate Speech Be Prevented

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Should hate speech be prevented? Hate can provoke violent incidents which are capable of having a stronger impact on victims than ordinary crimes. For example, they send a message to communities that these communities should be denied the right to be part of society. Since hate speech may promote hate crimes, the two concepts are interlinked. Responses to hate crime would call for changes in legislation and training in the criminal justice system aimed at improving responses to hate crimes; such as, investigation, prosecution, and prevention of hate crimes. Legislation dealing with hate crimes can take many forms; such as, creating laws that discourage bad behavior, but does not punish bad beliefs. Thus, legislation should create laws that

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